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Hydrogeology of the carbonate rocks of the Lebanon Valley, Pennsylvania

Ground Water Report 18

Prepared by the United States Geological Survey, Ground Water Branch in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Geological Survey
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Abstract

The Lebanon Valley, which is part of the Great Valley in southeastern Pennsylvania, is underlain by carbonate rocks in the southern part and by shale in the northern part. The carbonate rocks consist of alternating beds of limestone and dolomite of Cambrian and Ordovician age. Although the beds generally dip to the south, progressively younger beds crop out to the north, because the rocks are overturned. The stratigraphic units, from oldest to youngest, are: the Buffalo Springs Formation, Snitz Creek, Schaefferstown, Millbach, and Richland Formations of the Conococheague Group; the Stonehenge, Rickenbach, Epler, and Ontelaunee Formations of the Beekmantown Group; and the Annville, Myerstown, and Hershey Limestones.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
State/Local Government Series
Title:
Hydrogeology of the carbonate rocks of the Lebanon Valley, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Ground Water Report
Series number:
18
Year Published:
1963
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pennsylvania Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Harrisburg, PA
Contributing office(s):
Water Resources Division
Description:
81 p.; Maps: 3 Sheets
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
Other Geospatial:
Lebanon Valley